Sydney escort agency trading in a woman’s vulnerability
The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday that a Sydney escort agency, My Out Call, was auctioning the virginity of a 19-year-old female Chinese student on line. According to the report, the student was in debt. There were already a number of rival bidders offering up to $15,000 to use the young woman for four days. Her virginity “must be sold” by December 12.
One of the many problems of legalised prostitution is that the government can’t restrict the prostituting of women on student or working holiday visas, despite their vulnerability.
What kind of man would do this? How can the woman’s safety be guaranteed? What will happen to her in those four days? What if the man wants to film what he does to her as some kind of permanent record of his winning bid?
And we like to think we live in a civil society.
This is what I said on Channel 7 Sunrise yesterday morning.
*If anyone has any connection with the student, please contact me.